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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week: Charles Leno

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Charles Leno
Production team: Molly Cox
Production team: Cynthia Harris
Production team: Anna Home
Production team: Daphne Jones
Production team: John Kershaw
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland
Designer: Nicole Goodwin
Director: Malcolm C. Walker
Producer: Joy Whitby

: Line-Up

for Monday
with Denis Tuohy and the latest news.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: Circus Sarrasani

Germany salutes BBC-2 with top-flight acts.
Dieter Farell, King of the Big Cats
The Madcaps, Masters of topsy-turvy comedy
The Schickler Sisters, High-school mistresses
The Soranis, The bouncing trampoliners
Henri Mullens, and Miss Valerie, Bareback juggling
The Suns Family and Li-Siau-Than, Dextrous Eastern charmers
Willy Lenz and his Chimpanzees, Riotous monkey business
The Eight Croneras, The fabulous flying trapezists
The Sarrasani Circus Orchestra
Conducted by V. O. Ursmar
Recorded at Neustadt on the Wine Highway with the collaboration of the West German Television Service


Performer: Dieter Farell
Comedians: The Madcaps
Riders: The Schickler Sisters
Trampoliners: The Soranis
Juggler: Henri Mullens
Juggler: Miss Valerie
Acrobats: The Suns Family
Acrobat: Li-Siau-Than
Animal act: Willy Lenz and his Chimpanzees
Trapezists: The Eight Croneras
Circus director: Fritz Mey
Musicians: The Sarrasani Circus Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: V. O. Ursmar
Producer: Robin Scott

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Jackie Cooper, Lovelady Powell, Joe and Eddie entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers and The Johnny Mann Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Jackie Cooper
Comedienne/guest: Lovelady Powell
Singers/guests: Joe and Eddie
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Johnny Mann Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Colour Television: 50 Years On 30 June 2017

: Top Beat

presented by BBC-2 and the Light Programme direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
featuring in alphabetical order: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers, The Caravelles, The Eric Delaney Band, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Big Dee Irwin with the Breakaways and The Diamonds, Susan Maughan, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers
Produced in collaboration with John Kingdon


Band: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
Band: The Caravelles
Band: The Eric Delaney Band
Band: Gerry and the Pacemakers
Band: Big Dee Irwin with the Breakaways
Singers: The Diamonds
Singer: Susan Maughan
Band: The Rolling Stones
Band: The Searchers
Compere: Alan Freeman
Director: Robin Scott

: Impromptu

An unscripted comedy show devised by David Croft.
with Lance Percival, Victor Spinetti, Peter Reeves, Anne Cunningham, Betty Impey and the Boss Man, Jeremy Hawk.
Impromptu dance by Una Stubbs
Victor Spinetti is appearing in 'Oh What A Lovely War' at Wyndham's Theatre, London


Devised by/producer: David Croft
Dancer: Una Stubbs
Music: John Barry
Design: Eva Swiderska
Costume: Rupert Jarvis
[Actor]: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Victor Spinetti
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actress]: Anne Cunningham
[Actress]: Betty Impey
Boss Man: Jeremy Hawk

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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